ITV online viewing up 32%

ITV plc have delivered a strong performance in 2018 with online viewing up 32%, driven by mobile devices, connected TV and streaming media players. The ITV Hub (formerly ITV Player), the online home for all of the channels' content, ...
National Grid has agreed to buy Geronimo Energy, a leading clean energy developer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota for $100m, with potential further payments subject to successful development of the project pipeline. National Grid is also progressing with an agreement to acquire a 51%...
A merger worth £13 billion between Sainsbury's and Asda  has been confirmed by Sainsbury who plan to merge with Asda which is owned by Walmart. Mike Coupe, Chief Executive of Sainsbury's, has said the deal would not result in store closures or job losses. As a result of the merger the...
Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology business, has agreed to buy Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. for approximately $660 million. Osiris Therapeutics, based in Maryland, USA, researches, develops and manufactures regenerative medicine products. It has achieved commercial success with products in orthopedics, sports medicine...
Marks and Spencer have announced the next tranche of UK stores proposed for closure as it reshapes its UK store estate in line with its target to take at least a third of sales online. M&S plan to close over 100 stores by 2022, including 21 that have already closed...
Royal Mail have reported a drop in nine-month revenue with weaker than expected performance in its letters business. Letter volumes fell by 8% with revenue from letter delivery falling by 6%, offsetting a 6% rise in parcel revenue. Royal Mail said the fall in...
Debit cards payments have overtaken cash for the first time, according to the latest research from UK Finance. Debit cards were used 13.2 billion times in 2017, compared to 13.1 billion cash payments.  Almost two thirds of Britons now use contactless payments, with the number of payments doubling in one...
The Carphone Warehouse, owned by Dixons Carphone, have announced plans to close 92 stores this year, stating that they won’t tolerate the current performance in mobile, or as a Group. Dixons Carphone expects pre-tax profits in the year 2017-18 to be £382 million, but then fall to £300 million in 2018-19. The...
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has bought Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas in deal worth $300 million in cash. Six Senses is one of the world's leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas with 16 hotels and resorts across 12 countries in some of...
JD Sports has made an offer to buy clothing and shoe retailer Footasylum for £90.1 million. JD, which acquired approximately 18.7 per cent of Footasylum in February this year, now seeks to takeover the company and has offered to pay 82.5 pence a share.
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